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Author Komatsu, Kazuhiko, 1947- author.

Title An introduction to Yōkai culture : monsters, ghosts, and outsiders in Japanese history / Komatsu Kazuhiko ; translated by Hiroko Yoda and Matt Alt.

Publication Info. Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo : Japan Publishing Industry Foundation for Culture, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    398.2095 KOM    DUE 10-08-21
Edition First edition.
Description 195 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Japan library
Japan library (Shuppan Bunka Sangyō Shinkō Zaidan)
Summary "Since ancient times, the Japanese have lived with superstitions of strange presences and phenomena known as 'yōkai,' creating a culture by turns infused with unease, fear, and divinity. Tsukimono spirit possessions. Fearsome kappa, oni, and tengu. Yamauba crones. Ghostly yūrei. Otherworldly ijin ... Where did they come from? Why do they remain so popular? Written by Japan's premier scholar of yōkai and strange tales, this book is both an introduction to the rich imagination and spirituality of Japan's yōkai culture and a history of the authors and writings that have shaped yōkai studies as a field"--Back cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 176-192).
Contents What is yōkai culture? -- Yōkai beyond time and borders -- Tsukimono -- Yōkai -- Kappa -- Oni -- Tengu and Yamauba -- Yūrei -- Ijin and Ikenie : outsiders and sacrifices -- Boundaries.
Language English translation of the Japanese publication Yōkai bunka nyūmon, originally published in 2006 and revised in 2012.
Subject Yōkai (Japanese folklore)
Animals, Mythical -- Japan.
Demonology -- Japan.
Ghosts -- Japan.
Monsters -- Japan.
Folklore -- Japan.
Added Author Yoda, Hiroko, translator.
Alt, Matt, translator.
Added Title Monsters, ghosts, and outsiders in Japanese history
Note Colophon title: Yōkai bunka nyūmon
Colophon title: 妖怪文化入門
ISBN 9784916055804

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